The Public Safety & Security Department consists of a Director, an Assistant Director, a Fire Safety Director, a field manager, two sergeants, three corporals, 21 officers, two Westlands Desk staffers, two Westlands Gate monitors, three Heimbold Visual Arts Center monitors, and four Bronxville train station shuttle drivers. The department also oversees a student component that staffs the student shuttle and Westlands Gate watch.
Director of Public Safety & Security
Larry Hoffman, Director of Public Safety & Security, has the primary responsibility for College safety and security. He works closely with all members of the College community and representatives of the local police and fire departments. He lives on campus and is on call 24 hours a day for safety and security emergencies. Larry welcomes questions, suggestions, and ideas relating to safety and security. He can be reached at email@example.com or (914) 395-2384.
Security officers are trained, certified, and registered in compliance with the New York State Security Act of 1992. The officers receive additional training by the College in various areas, including the use of AEDs, sexual crimes training, fire safety, and CPR/first aid. Officers must obey and enforce the laws and regulations of the Federal Government, New York State, the City of Yonkers, and Sarah Lawrence College. Security officers do not have arrest powers above those of a private citizen. They do have the authority to ask persons on campus property for identification to determine whether those individuals have lawful business at Sarah Lawrence College. Security officers also have the authority to issue parking tickets on campus. Parking tickets issued to students are billed to their college financial accounts. The College works closely with state and local police agencies/authorities, as appropriate.
Security officers patrol the campus on foot and in vehicles throughout the day and night. In addition to their regular patrols, officers respond immediately to emergencies, escort students when the Student Shuttle is not running, open and close various facilities, patrol parking areas, issue parking tickets, control and respond to all burglar and fire alarms, and respond when students, faculty, or staff are locked out of dorms or offices.